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Russians fire top space officials

On December 5th a Russian Proton rocket flight was catastrophically aborted when its Block DM-3 upper stage failed. The rocket was carrying 3 sat-nav satellites. The problem caused an immediate knock-on…

ART joins OSN for united pay-TV service

Once there were three fierce rivals competing for pay-TV loyalty in the Middle East. In July 2009 Showtime and Orbit merged their competing services into the Orbit-Showtime Network (OSN).  Now…

Du eyes 3DTV service

UAE-based telco du is planning­­ to be among the first companies in the Middle East to provide its customers a 3D TV viewing experience. The company has confirmed that its…

Intelsat selects SatLink for iDirect VNO solution

SatLink Communications, a teleport providing global satellite services, has announced that Intelsat,  the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, has entered into a long term agreement with SatLink for…

CNC expands coverage with Eutelsat

CNC World, the English channel of Xinhua News Agency’s TV arm CNC, will be able to reach into homes across Europe, the Middle East and Africa from January 1st 2011…

Italian regulator requests earlier ASO

Italian regulator requests earlier ASO

Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom) has sent a recommendation to the Ministry of Economic Development, proposing advancing the analogue switch-off to the end of 2011. Speaking on the sidelines of a…

Eutelsat “not interested” in Canada’s Telesat

Despite previous reports linking Eutelsat with Canada’s Telesat, the Paris-based satellite operator confirmed Dec mber14 that it had no interest in acquiring Telesat. A Eutelsat spokeswoman repeated previous statements from…

CME on SES Astra

Satellite operator SES Astra has won CME as an anchor customer for its 31.5 degrees East orbital position. CME is a vertically integrated media and entertainment company operating broadcasting, Internet…

Verizon, DirecTV testing LTE home broadband

Verizon Wireless and DirecTV are testing an in-home broadband and video service in Erie, Pennsylvania. The companies are looking to pair Verizon’s new 4G LTE broadband with DirecTV broadcast satellite…

OmniGlobe Networks EMEA first to receive MENOS FNG certification from Newtec

OmniGlobe Networks EMEA, a provider of communications equipment and systems for satellite and terrestrial transmissions, has announced that it is the first company to receive full MENOS certification for a…